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Advanced Reports archive job failing to archive data from the database

Goals and Symptoms

The DBMaintenance job which archives Advanced Report's data is failing and the archives are not being created.

The following error message can be seen in the Windows PowerLogic Event Log:

Message:PerformArchiv_Failed: Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding.

Causes and Fixes


Advanced Reports archive job has a default timeout of 30 minutes. If the archive job does not complete in it the time allotted the archive job will quit and the data will not be archived.


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The Advanced Reports archive query timeout can be adjusted in the registry at:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Square D Company\Advanced Reports\Report Database\Archive

Change the DWORD QueryTimeoutSecs from its default value of 1800 (30 minutes) to 14400 (4 hours).

The new timeout value will give the archive job ample time to complete and remove data beyond the retention period from the SMS_AR_Report database.

Legacy KB System (APS) Data: RESL211198 V1.0, Originally authored by MaTh on 04/12/2013, Last Edited by MaTh on 04/12/2013
Related ranges: System Manager 4.2, System Manager 4.3
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